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Expert Witness Services

Unparalleled Scientific Litigation Support


Inspection of a failed tire for a legal case

Our Expertise

At FAI, our scientists take their role as an expert witness seriously.  We leverage our considerable experience in litigation and extensive laboratory resources to support our expert testimony.  But, more importantly, our goal is to effectively support you and your clients in challenging cases.  We have one of the finest laboratory environments for conducting joint inspections in the nation including photographic, videographic, and microscopic documentation capabilities.


What To Expect

We stay in constant communication with attorneys and clients to formulate an investigation strategy and testing plan.  We strive to stay on schedule for court dates while meeting the scientific challenges associated with your case.  You can rely on our expert scientific interpretations and testimonies.


Our team of expert scientists have experience in the following areas:

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Failure
  • Failure of Composites
  • Failure of Pressure Vessels
  • Fatigue Failure
  • Foreign Substance Identification
  • Materials Compatibility
  • Materials Science
  • Metallurgy
  • Particle Characterization
  • Patent Infringement
  • Polymer Chemistry
  • Product Liability
  • Textiles
  • Tire Failure
  • Weld Quality
  • and much more!

Case Studies


Arson & Insurance Fraud

A client was accused of burning down their own store for insurance fraud.  A charred rope section was found at the burned building and was said to match the rope that the client bought and sold.  The rope section had been used as a fuse to ignite a gasoline fire in the store.  Upon intial inspection, the ropes appeared to be the same.  Through optical microscopy, differential scanning caloriemtry, and fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, FAI was able to determine that the ropes were undeniably different.  An expert scientific witness from FAI testified in court and the storeowner was acquitted.


Product Liability: Tire Failure

Survivors of a severe automobile accident went to court.  The tread was completely stripped off around the entire circumference of the tire.  FAI's expert scientists were asked to examine tread fragments and match them to the failed tire.  Optial microscopy and dimensional analysis allowed us to match the tread to the tire and determine that there was sufficient tread depth remaining for the tire to function properly.  Further chemical analysis and surface analysis of the failure surface revealed that the tire was incorrectly manufactured.  FAI's expert witness on the case testified in court about our findings.  The tire was declared faulty and the victims received coverage of medical expenses.



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